23 violations for BornGa Korean Restaurant in North Wales, “Utensils and ice scoop stored in container of stagnant water”

23 violations for BornGa Korean Restaurant in North Wales, “Utensils and ice scoop stored in container of stagnant water”

North Wales, PA

BornGa Korean Restaurant

1218 Welsh Rd
North Wales, PA 19454

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 9, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the BornGa Korean Restaurant in North Wales was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 23 violations were found.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • “Inspection reports available upon request” signage not posted publicly at time of inspection. Post publicly.
  • 1/2 gallon of whole milk observed in 1 door domestic refrigerator with a sell-by date of 12/08/2019. Facility voluntarily discarded remainder of container during inspection.
  • Facility observed not maintaining shellstock tags with container of shellstock at prep refrigerator.
  • Facility lacks shellstock log/book. Facility must retain shellstock tags with a recorded date of last sale/consumption/discard for 90 days after date of last sale/consumption/discard.
  • Uncovered containers of food observed being stored at service station area.
  • Raw shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat foods in 2 door reach-in refrigerator.
  • Mold-like growth observed in ice machine at service station. Clean and sanitize in accordance with owner’s manual.
  • Raw beef, eggs and other TCS items observed with an internal temperature of 50-59F in counter top refrigerator at cook’s line. Facility voluntarily discarded all TCS items in unit during inspection. Items discarded: 2dz eggs, 2 container noodles, 1 container raw beef, 1 container raw pork, 1 container soup, 1 baked potato.
  • Facility lacking time as a public health control log for TCS food items held outside of refrigeration at service station. EHS instructed facility on the establishment of a time as a public health control log for these items during inspection.
  • Bottles of insect spray lacking manufacturer’s label instructions stating use is allowed within a food establishment observed in rear storage area. Facility removed insect spray at time of inspection. Only a licensed pest control operator may apply these pesticides in a food establishment.
  • Foods with internal temperature of 50-59F in counter top refrigerator at cook’s line. Facility voluntarily discarded all TCS foods. Facility must immediately stop using the unit. Facility may not use the unit until serviced by licensed professional, AND unit is operating at 41F or below, AND written permission is granted by MCOPH. Fax service report to 215-784-5524 or to the email provided. Failure to comply or await permission before using unit may lead to legal action. Facility stated that it wishes to replace unit. Facility must send copy of receipt for new unit to MCOPH upon purchase and prior to use.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Insect control light hung above prep refrigerator in service station area. Relocate. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • Food stored on floor in walk-in freezer and walk-in refrigerator. Elevate all foods to a minimum of 6 inches from floor.
  • Metal scouring pad stored in basin of food prep sink, with container of soap stored on drainboard. This sink is to be used for food preparation only.
  • (3 times repeat violation) Utensils and ice scoop stored in container of stagnant water observed at <135F at service station. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • Tongs stored on oven door handle at cook’s line.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Utensils stored with food contact side exposed at service station area. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • Facility observed lining shelving with plastic sheets at multiple shelves and refrigeration units throughout facility.
  • Sink in men’s toilet room no longer adequately sealed to wall.
  • Slow drip leak observed at drain line of food prep sink.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Unused equipment stored behind facility. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • Floor tiles in walk-in refrigerator observed damaged and no longer easily cleanable.
  • Facility observed storing mop and mop bucket outside.